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Bauhinia polysperma, Bauhinia glauca subsp. tenuiflora, Bauhinia caterviflora, Bauhinia tenuiflora , Glaucous Climbing Bauhinia, Climbing Orchid Tree

Bauhinia polysperma, Bauhinia glauca subsp. tenuiflora, Bauhinia caterviflora, Bauhinia tenuiflora

Glaucous Climbing Bauhinia, Climbing Orchid Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: NE India, China and SE Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Glaucous Climbing Bauhinia is a very pretty climbing shrub with clusters of white flowers with a tinge of red in the center.Leaves are alternately arranged, simple, bi-lobed. Margin is entire and somewhat glaucous. Flowers are borne in corymb-like clusters.

Petals are 5, spoon-shaped. Stamens are 3, curved upwards, and the style is long, reddish. The fruit is a non-bursting pod.

The plant is is fast growing and requires a strong support like large trellis or a fence.


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